The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.
The university’s 7,896 students, supported by 444 faculty and instructional academic staff and 721 non-instructional staff, can select from 50 undergraduate programs, 19 master’s degree programs and four advanced degree programs: Ed.S. in Career and Technical Education, Ed.S. in School Psychology, M.F.A. in Design and Ed.D. in Career and Technical Education.
Applied learning incorporates tools to evaluate, create, and shape human comprehension and emphasizes “real world” and “hands on” learning experiences. At UW-Stout, there are three times more labs than classrooms. A focus on an integrated liberal arts approach develops critical thinking, complex problem solving, communication, and leadership skills while introducing students to a variety of academic disciplines.
Collaboration with partners is central to UW-Stout’s polytechnic designation and success. At UW-Stout, all programs engage an external advisory committee and 100 percent of graduates participate in experiential learning that includes a range of options, such as capstone courses, co-ops/ internships, practicum, service learning, student teaching, field experiences, study abroad, and student research.
UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and professions.
All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. In addition to a strong undergraduate focus, UW-Stout has a variety of options to serve non-traditional students. More than 1600 students are enrolled in online or distance education courses. The university offers courses, certificates, certifications, and professional development education.
UW-Stout has a long and rich history of providing a distinctive array of innovative programs that produce graduates who are sought after in the workforce. The six-month post-graduation employment rate for UW-Stout graduates is 98.8 percent, with 87 percent of graduates working in their field of study. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community.